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2013-14 APPLICATION CYCLE

Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT)

  • May 17, 2013 - Regular registration deadline for the first set of computer-based PCAT examinations
  • July 5, 2013 - Regular registration deadline for the second set of  computer-based PCAT examinations
  • July  17-18, 2013 - 1st PCAT Testing Window
  • September 3-4, and 16-18, 2013- 2nd PCAT Testing Window
  • October 21, 2013- Regular registration deadline for the third set of computer-based PCAT examinations
  • October 28-November 1 & November 4-8- 3rd PCAT Testing Window
  • November 7, 2013 - Regular registration deadline for the fourth set of computer-based PCAT examinations
  • January 7-8, 2014- 4th PCAT Testing Window

Preparing for the pharmacy admissions process requires some advanced planning and preparation. This timeline provides information on important milestones and deadlines.

June 2013: PharmCAS launches 2013-2014 application.

August  2013:

  1. PharmCAS begins to release application data to PharmCAS schools.
  2. Create your PharmCAS web application account early in the application cycle.
  3. Use the PharmCAS Transcript Request Form to arrange for your summer 2013 and all other transcripts to be sent to PharmCAS as soon as they are available. Also request to receive official copies of your transcripts to be sent directly to you so you can complete your application.
  4. Submit the correct PharmCAS application fee by the deadline.
  5. Send letters of reference, foreign transcript evaluation reports, and test scores (PCAT and TOEFL) scores to PharmCAS by the application deadline, if required by your designated pharmacy schools.
  6. Attempt to register for any missing pharmacy school course prerequisites during the fall 2013 term. Schools may or may not consider applicants who have not completed all course prerequisites by the end of the fall term. Visit the PharmCAS school pages for information.

September 3, 2013: Early Decision (ED) deadline for applicants. To qualify, PharmCAS must receive your application, transcripts, and fee by the deadline. Pharmacy school may also require ED applicants to submit a supplemental application directly to the school by the September 3, 2012 deadline.

October 18, 2013: Deadline for Early Decision schools to report admissions decisions to ED candidates.

November 1, 2013: 1st Regular institutional application deadline. Date your application, fee, letters of reference (if required) and transcripts are due in the PharmCAS office. Pharmacy schools below may also require you to submit a supplemental application and other materials directly to the school by the deadline.

  • Loma Linda University
  • Oregon State University
  • Pacific University Oregon
  • Texas A&M Health Science Center
  • University of California - San Diego
  • University of California - San Francisco
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Southern California
  • University of Texas
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Wayne State University
  • Western University of Health Sciences

December 2, 2013: 2nd Regular institutional application deadline. Date your application, fee, letters of reference (if required) and transcripts are due in the PharmCAS office. Pharmacy schools below may also require you to submit a supplemental application and other materials directly to the school by the deadline.

  • Drake University
  • Ferris State University
  • Purdue University
  • Roseman University of Health Sciences
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Houston
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Michigan
  • University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • University of Oklahoma
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Puerto Rico
  • University of South Florida
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • University of Utah College of Pharmacy

December 2013: Use the PharmCAS Transcript Request Form to arrange for PharmCAS to receive any updated fall 2013 transcripts as soon as they are available.

December 13, 2013: PharmCAS Academic Update (AU) window opens. PharmCAS will contact you via email once you are eligible to begin entering newly completed and planned course work. AU is only for applicants who previously submitted an application, became “Complete,” and had an application mailed to one or more pharmacy designations.

January 6, 2014: 3rd Regular institutional application deadline. Date your application, fee, and transcripts are due in the PharmCAS office. Pharmacy schools below may also require you to submit a supplemental application and other materials directly to the school by the deadline.

  • Butler University
  • Long Island University
  • Midwestern University - Chicago Campus
  • Midwestern University - Glendale Campus
  • Northeastern University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • South Carolina College of Pharmacy
  • The Ohio State University
  • The University of New Mexico
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Illinois - Chicago
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Nebraska Medical Center
  • University of Washington
  • Washington State University
  • West Virginia University

February 3, 2014: 4th Regular institutional application deadline. Date your application, fee, letters of reference (if required) and transcripts are due in the PharmCAS office. Pharmacy schools below may also require you to submit a supplemental application and other materials directly to the school by the deadline.

  • Chicago State University
  • Howard University
  • Marshall University
  • Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy (NEOMED)
  • Palm Beach Atlantic University
  • Presbyterian College
  • Samford University
  • South University (GA)
  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy
  • Sullivan University
  • Temple University of the Commonwealth System of Higher Education
  • The University of Hawaii at Hilo
  • The University of Louisiana at Monroe
  • Touro University (CA)
  • University at Buffalo - SUNY
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • University of Maryland Eastern Shore
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Wyoming

February 14, 2014: Academic Update closes for all applicants.

March 3, 2014: 5th Regular institutional application deadline. Date your application, fee, letters of reference (if required) and transcripts are due in the PharmCAS office. Pharmacy schools below may also require you to submit a supplemental application and other materials directly to the school by the deadline.

  • Albany College of Pharmacy
  • Appalachian College of Pharmacy
  • Auburn University
  • Belmont University
  • California Health Sciences University
  • California Northstate University
  • Campbell University
  • Cedarville University
  • Concordia University Wisconsin
  • Creighton University
  • D’Youville College
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Fairleigh Dickinson University
  • Harding University
  • Husson University
  • Keck Graduate Institute
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton Campus
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Distance Education Pathway
  • Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Erie Campus
  • Lipscomb University
  • Manchester University
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Boston, MA
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Manchester, NH
  • Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences - Worcester, MA
  • Mercer University
  • Notre Dame of Maryland University
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Regis University School of Pharmacy
  • Roosevelt University
  • Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
  • Shenandoah University
  • South College (TN)
  • St. John Fisher College
  • The University of Findlay
  • The University of Tennessee
  • Thomas Jefferson University
  • Touro College (NY)
  • Union University
  • University of Charleston
  • University of Florida
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • University of New England
  • University of Saint Joseph
  • University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • West Coast University
  • Wingate University
  • Western New England University

April 1, 2014: PharmCAS no longer accepts changes or materials for fall 2014 enrollment. Arrange for your designated pharmacy schools to receive any spring transcripts or changes to your contact information. Close of PharmCAS 2013-14 application cycle.

August/September 2013: New pharmacy students begin fall 2014 term.

 
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